With an overall population of 19,243 and a student population of 7,277, approximately 7,277 of Pittsburg students attend one of Pittsburg's schools that offer engineering programs.
Pittsburg State University is the largest engineering school in Pittsburg, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Engineering program at Pittsburg State University.
A total of 56 students graduated with credentials in engineering from engineering schools in Pittsburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Pittsburg's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,862 per year in instate tuition and $23,386 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a engineering program in Pittsburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,744 per year, on average, for room and board at Pittsburg-based engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,102.
If you plan on staying in Pittsburg after graduating from engineering school, you should know that job prospects for engineers in Pittsburg, which is the most popular engineering profession, are average. In 2010, there were 2,710 engineers in Kansas. Of these engineers, 520 were working in the greater Pittsburg area. Pittsburg's engineer workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Pittsburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $64,910 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.